The Strollers are a friendly group of people who all have a shared interest in running, with a variety of age ranges and running abilities with a good mixture of male and female runners. We have the steady slow runner to the fast runner and those who prefer shorter distances to those who take part in marathons. We also encourage our members to take part in our club events, whether cross country, fell, road, track and field or multi terrain runs. There is a tremendous social atmosphere amongst our members with regular social events and trips abroad to take part in different runs and also enjoy companionship and local culture in a foreign country.
All new members will be made most welcome and encouraged to join us on our training runs throughout the week as well as our normal club night.
We celebrated our 25th Anniversary in 2006 with a dinner dance inviting former members to join us and it was good to see some of our founder members again and reminiscing on past times and different runs.
If you enjoy your running and would like company when you are out training don’t hesitate come and join us and you will see that your running improves.
Your questions answered!
Where can I find you?
Our club meeting night is a Wednesday meeting at Ashbrooke Club, Westlawn, Ashbrooke, at 7.00pm and every second Wednesday in the month we meet at the Puma Tennis Centre, Silksworth, Sunderland at 7.00pm. We also meet on Monday, Friday and Sunday at different locations in the city for prearranged training sessions.
What training do you do?
Wednesday is our normal club training night when we have a variety of training session, usually we split in four groups of different abilities and all take part in the organised session, which vary each week and distance for each group. Our Monday and Friday sessions are usually a steady run at moderate pace and Sundays are set aside for the long training runs.
Can I turn up or do I have to join first?
Anyone is free to come and join us for a few weeks without committing them selves to join the running club. Any age or ability is welcome and there is no fear of been left behind on a run, our policy is to look after all runners offering encouragement to complete a training run and come back again.
I am only looking to train for the Virgin London Marathon, how will I find others to train with?
We always have someone training for a Marathon usually the Virgin London Marathon but it is known for our members to participate in other marathons, such as New York, Amsterdam, Berlin and others throughout the UK.